Govt slashes development funds for MPs
PORT DICKSON: Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has confirmed that the development allowance for MPs has been reduced to RM1.3 million from RM3.8 million.
Anwar said the move was meant to better control the country’s finances and would be implemented in stages.
“This allowance is the development allocations of MPs, as coordinated by the respective district and land offices, and the state development officers. It is being reduced due to economic constraints.
“It will be done in stages. This will set an early example, meaning MPs don’t mind the cut although they are not personal contributions but are development allocations,” he told reporters at Warung Pak Salleh here.